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Meaning and Name Origin

Egor \e-gor\ as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Egor is "yew, bow army". The source form is Ivarr, which refers to the yew tree, whose wood is used for bows for archer-soldiers. Scottish use of this name comes from both the Old Norse form and the ancient Gaelic name Eibhear. Also possibly means "farmer" in Russian.


Variations

Egor has 2 variants: Igor and Ygor.

For more on this name, see also related boy names George and Ivor.

Egor has 3 more related variations via Eibhear: Eber, Eibhir and Heber.


Popularity

Egor is a rare given name for men. Egor is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Egor and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Egor (#unlisted) are Eber, George (#134 in 2014) and Heber. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and have become much less widespread since, with the version Heber becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eber, George, Heber in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of George outside U.S.


Similar Names

Egor is alike in pronunciation to Yegor. Other recommended similar baby names are Egon, Ezar and Ezer. Like Egor, these names are not commonly used.

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